The Court is served by one elected judge. District Judges are elected on non-partisan ballots for terms of six years. The 38th Judicial District Court is a limited jurisdiction court serving the city of Eastpointe. The Court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, civil cases in which the amount in dispute is $25,000 or less, parking violations, traffic violations and other civil infractions, landlord-tenant disputes, and small claims matters. In addition, the Court has initial jurisdiction on criminal felony cases for the purpose of determining probable cause.
The Mission Statement of the 38th Judicial District Court is to ensure the proper the prompt and fair adjudication of all cases and to improve public confidence in the Courts through accessibility, communication and education.
|Access to Justice
|Expedition and Timeliness
|Equality, Fairness and Integrity
|Independence and Accountability
|Public Trust and Confidence